The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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April 1, 2012

Letters to the Editor 4-1-12

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 400 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Send letters by noon on Thursdays to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to

Thanks for finding purse

Dear Editor:

On Monday, March 12, I lost my purse in the Athens Wal-Mart store. I immediately went to the Customer Service Desk to ask if a purse had been turned in to them. It had not, but the associates at the Customer Service Desk immediately began calling the appropriate personnel to try and determine if my purse was indeed lost or had been stolen. 

My cell phone was in my purse, but one of the ladies at the Customer Service Desk offered the use of her personal cell phone so that I could call my husband. She also called the Athens Police Department for me. A policeman was there to assist me in just a very few minutes. 

After filing a report with the policeman, I accompanied a Wal-Mart manager to the area I last remembered having my purse, which was near the pharmacy area. He went to the pharmacy counter to see if anyone had turned my purse in to them. I followed him and was delighted when I got to the window to see my purse setting on a shelf. 

I would like to thank the Wal-Mart personnel, the Athens police officer and, most of all, the wonderful, honest person who took the time to turn my purse in to the pharmacy desk. To be honest, I feared that I would never see my purse again and was already dreading the hassle of having to cancel credit and debit cards, obtain new driver’s license, insurance cards and who knows what else. 

Thanks to all involved in helping me and, again, a special thanks to whoever found my purse and turned it in.  I only wish I knew your name so that I could thank you personally.

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